boilerThis part of my website is dedicated to Kewanee Boilers. There is little information about Kewanee Boilers online, so I decided to compile information and list it here.

Kewanee Boiler produced hot water and steam firetube boilers from the 1890s to 2002 in Kewanee, Illinois. They also produced boiler room accessories, (potable) hot water tanks, and other equipment.

Kewanee Boilers have been spotted in schools, government buildings, hospitals, and various other buildings around the country. Many are about to, or have, celebrated their 50th birthday and are still delivering safe and reliable heat to the buildings they serve.

Update (2/2/2019): I heard that the 1974 Kewanee Boiler recently had issues, leaving the building it serves without heat for a couple days. The boiler may be up for replacement if an upcoming proposition passes in April.

Update (12/5/2018): As of November 30, the boiler factory at 101 Franklin Street has almost entirely been demolished. Read more here.

Update (9/2018): As of June 2018, the Star Courier in Kewanee reported that demolition has begun on the Kewanee Boiler plant at 101 Franklin Street. Click here for more information.

2018 also marks the 150th anniversary of Kewanee's connection with boilers, as Valerius D. Anderson began production of pressure cookers in 1868. (Learn more about Kewanee's history here.)

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